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Fun place to work
Inside Sales and Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MB21 November 2017
Our branch had a great atmosphere to work in. Everyone gets along great. We all work together well and it makes it easy for the employees who have kids and need a little flexibility.
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ummm interesting
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 November 2017
storied company beginning a major change to embrace e commerce as opposed to retail storefronts and a traditional methodology. Company seems to have a hi degree of integrity towards clients & employees. Definitely will be in a state of flux which will result in a stronger culture & entity. Another company trying to deal with the forces of governments intent on driving business out of canada
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Great place to work.
INDUSTRIAL CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Windsor, ON13 November 2017
Great pay. Great people. Great employee benefits. My job was as a warehouse associate. Truck comes in everyday and you are responsible for putting it up.
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Decent place to work if you can avoid the office politics
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 November 2017
Typical day involes managing multiple requests for a board range of products.
Improved my time management skills, learned about various applications for products, increased knowledge of the MRO market.
Senior management is never seen and seems to be more about self preservation than the overall well being of the business.
Owner by Grainger who does not understand the Canadian market place
Pros
good pay for the level of responsibility
Cons
Poor senior leadership
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Très bonne envirronement avec une équipe excellente
Commis d'entrepôt (Former Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC30 October 2017
Une journée chez Acklands Grainger pour ma part consistait à faire du "shipping" c'est-à-dire place les commandes et les expédier aux fournisseurs avec l'aide de mes collègues qui m'aidait s'il y avait un petit problème.
Pros
ambiance parfaite, tâche prise à effectuer
Cons
pas vraiment de points négatifs
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Many chances to learn and improve
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Thornhill, ON25 October 2017
Top managers thinking paradigm is centered around customers and all departments are always encouraged to focus on serving the customer the best way. With the new SAP system, the job is done more professionally and there are lots of opportunities to learn.
Pros
professional work environment
Cons
Salary and benefit are not competitive
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change is good, but not managed well in this environment
Previous employee (Former Employee) –  Ontario24 October 2017
Unorganized on-boarding
Autocratic management, not leaders
No Autonomy at branch level
Many long tenured employees are 'tired'
No gauge on the network/fields ability to absorb changes

Great selection of products
Customers want to see them succeed
Corporate office becoming for like wizard of oz behind the curtain...
Pros
dedicated employees and loyal customers
Cons
mostly listed below
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A facility we love to be part of
Inventory Analyst (Current Employee) –  Thornhill, ON23 October 2017
As a Canada`s leading Industrial Supply Distributor, the company has one of the best corporate environment with amazing team culture. Very often, the company organizes various refreshing activities involving various departments thus creating a rapport between cross-functional teams.
Pros
Location
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a positive place to work
Inside sales representative (Current Employee) –  Rocky Mountain House, AB4 October 2017
A good place to work. The workplace culture is positive and safety orientated. A typical day consists of satisfying customer needs and supporting fellow staff members in their tasks
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its more politics then work
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 October 2017
to many work related injury no safety
also the management is giving us incorrect stat on production and work related
some workers are being discrimination
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Very much change in company
Distribution Centre Manager (Current Employee) –  Sasktoon sk2 October 2017
In 2 years I have seen so much change. Some has been good, much has been not so good. The company is going through the stages of downsizing and many good people are being affected.
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Good People
National Accounts Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Saskatchewan29 September 2017
Great people who are united with the same commonality....Customer Service. Owned by a US based company so there are a bunch of additional resources at the ready.
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stable position, good pay
Shipper/Receiver (Former Employee) –  Fort St. John, BC28 September 2017
potential opportunities for growth, good pay and benefits, practical hours for individuals with children, great place to gain some industrial experience.
Pros
decent pay and benefits
Cons
poor work environment
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Great people, Great purpose
Senior Director, Strategic Marketing (Current Employee) –  Thornhill, ON22 September 2017
The biggest company you haven't heard of! A fortune 300 company, with a strong US parent and a big opportunity to lead the evolution of industrial supplies distribution in Canada!
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Company Restructuring and uncertainty of future
Branch Manager (Former Employee) –  Brockville, ON19 September 2017
Company Restructuring and uncertainty of future. Closure of branches to do more on line shopping, Customers not happy with change in the company and how they serve them.
Pros
Great LocalTeam
Cons
Too Many layers of leadership
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Good Place to Grow
Warehouse Branch Support (Former Employee) –  Woodstock, ON13 September 2017
The Management and coworkers are supportive and encouraging. The hardest part of the job was to getting used to the constant movement and standing up for prolong period of time. But after couple of weeks it was all normal.
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great entry sales position
Business Development Manager, Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 August 2017
work day consisted of supporting medium sized customer-based over the phone with their day-to-day operations and procurement. Hardest part of the job - very fragmented and competitive market. Best part of the job- great coworkers
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good company
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Moosomin, SK21 August 2017
more online now but good organization to work with. lots to learn as there are lots of products to look up in all types of different work places here and other provinces.
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Contant everyday challenges that I embrassed with open arms very comfortable in this field of work
Underground Warehouse Attendant (Former Employee) –  Timmins, ON17 August 2017
Was a very good learning experience working with Acklands Grainger setting up good and safe area's for the needed safety supplies required to do the job safely and with proper procedure as well as working with others in a safe team work inviroment
Pros
good shift hours, optional OT
Cons
sometimes long distances to work site depending on the task at hand
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ok
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 August 2017
why on earth wold I have to do this just trying to apply for another position and if this is confidential does this matter what I put here I don't think it would would it
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